Hi everyone! Long story short, i have a 2070 super atm and running arch linux as my sole distro and operating system for awhile now. Everything has been running great. Along with my gsync display. Lately i’ve been thinking about picking up a 5700 xt since it offers similar performance to my 2070 super but to have full linux integration and never really have to worry about nvidia supporting X, Y, or Z. I’ve already purchased a new freesync display a month ago in anticipation. Which ironically runs great with my 2070 super in untested gsync compatibility mode.
Today I actually pulled the trigger and order a sapphire 5700 xt pulse on amazon. But as I was reading a post on phoronix, I came across three freedesktop links regarding navi stability. I would post them but sadly i don’t have permission yet on here to post links. But they’re titled the following:
- AMD Navi GPU frequent freezes on both Manjaro/Ubuntu with kernel 5.3 and mesa 19.2 -git/llvm9
- Navi “divide error” hang
- ring_gfx hangs/freezes on Navi gpus
These issues appear to be months old with complaints coming in just a few hours ago. Even with current 5.5 kernel and 5.6RC. They concerned me enough I cancelled my order on amazon. These issues seem awfully similar to issues windows users have been complaining about it and its made me deeply concerned about navi’s state on linux.
So i came here to ask those with 5700 xt’s, how has it been running for you? On phoronix all I can find is vega and polaris users talking about how it runs well for them and the few 5700 xt owners complained of those issues.